-n. 12. conversation, dialogue, chat, t6te-£-t6te, coze, causerie, confabulation, Inf. confab, discussion, Inf. chin session, SI. rap or rap session, SI. bull session.
13. speech, lecture, address, oration, allocution, declamation; discourse, dissertation, recitation, oral report, Fr. expost, sermon, tirade, harangue, rant, denunciation; sales talk, sales pitch, Inf. spiel.
14. conference, consulatation, parley, palaver, meeting, Inf. powwow, Fr. pourparler.
15. gossip, buzzing, blab, blabbing; rumor, grapevine, Inf. scuttlebutt, hearsay, Fr. oul-dire, report, Archaic. bruit; an earful, SI. dope, Inf. inside info, SI. poop, tittle-tattle; scandal, dirt, whispering campaign, mudslinging.
16. small talk, chatter, chitchat, chitter-chatter, Inf. gab, idle talk, SI. schmooze, Scot. clishmaclaver, SI. yak or yakking, SI. yackety-yak, SI. hot air, SI. gas, SI. bull; prate, prattle, clack, babble, Fr. bavardage, rattle, Brit, natter; badinage, persiflage, banter, raillery.
17. language, speech, dialect, Inf. lingo, Linguistics. idiolect; jargon, cant, argot, slang; patois, brogue, accent.
talkative, adj. talky, loquacious, garrulous, multil-oquous, long-tongued, Inf. big-mouthed, SI. all jaw; conversational, voluble, fluent, glib, Inf. blessed with or possessed of the gift of gab; chatty, gabby, gossipy, SI. blabby, SI. gassy, SI. windy; effusive, gushy, profuse, exuberant, unreserved, unrestrained; wordy, verbose, prolix, long-winded, longiloquent; discursive, digressive, rambling, maundering.
talker, n. 1. speaker, orator, soapbox orator, stump orator, speechmaker, public speaker, spellbinder; main speaker, keynoter; haranguer, speechifier, de-claimer, ranter, Inf. spouter, Inf. spieler, Inf. tub-thumper, SI. jawsmith; demagogue, rabble-rouser.
2. chatterbox, jabberer, gabbler, blatherskite, SI. windbag, SI. windjammer, Inf. hot-air artist; blabber, blabbermouth, blab, gusher; gossip, gossipmonger, newsmonger, scandalmonger; tattler, tattletale, telltale, talebearer, informer; noisy chatterer, palaverer, magpie, popinjay, Inf. jay; prattler, babbler, prater, twaddler, Brit, twattler, driveler; patterer, patterist, rattlebrain, rattlepate; braggart, bragger, boaster, gascon, vaunter. tall, adj. 1. high, lofty, towering, skyscraping, sky-high, elevated, beetling; aerial, alpine, cloud-capped, heaven-kissing.
2. giant, big, statuesque, large, sizable; rangy, lanky, Inf. gangling, long-legged, leggy, Inf. way up there, Inf. full-grown.
3. Informal, a. exaggerated, incredible, preposterous, hard to believe, overblown, b. unreasonable, excessive, overdone, inflated, exorbitant, c. grandiloquent, magniloquent, grandiose, bombastic, pompous, highfalutin, vainglorious, pretentious, plethoric.
tally, n. 1. count, enumeration, reckoning; sum, score, amount, total, Inf. bottom line; inventory, record, invoice, catalog; list, register, roster, roll; census, poll; check list, itemization.
2. notch, mark, stroke, dash, slash.
3. label, ticket, tab, stub, voucher; stamp, sticker.
-v. 4. register, record, enter, enroll, post; list, itemize, tabulate, catalog, inventory.
5. count, enumerate, number, tell; compute, calculate, add up, total up, figure, Inf. tote or tot up.
6. agree, accord, correspond, coincide, match, Inf. jibe, Inf. check; conform, comply, concur, fit.
tame, adj. 1. domesticated, tamed, broken, broken to harness, SI. busted; trained, housebroken; (all of wild animals) gentle, fearless, unafraid.